IEC South Africa
Actress Kgomotso Christopher was one of many people who raised their concern about the “indelible ink” which was used in the 2019 South African national election’s voting process. Apparently the ink could be wiped off easily.
As of 9am this morning, almost 3 million votes had already been counted. The number has steadily increased since then, but the ANC has remained in the lead with around 55%. The DA has followed with roughly 24%
IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi wants the IEC to look into allegations that the ANC transported foreign nationals to voting stations in order to cast their ballots for the ruling party.
Several women were turned away from voting stations or forced to remove their false nails and nail polish before they were allowed to vote. This was not supposed to be an issue as the IEC stated manicures are no problem.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says that it wants answers from the the company that produced the 'indelible' ink after it emerged that the ink was relatively easy to remove. The ink is a security measure
The IEC has its hands full with the organisation and counting of ballots, but it also had to fend off allegations of racism as well. Following a controversial incident in the Western Cape, it issued a statement of explanation.